Too much sound gain

Hi guys, using Audacity 2.0.2 on a Windows 7 32-bit.

The problem is that I’ve got audio that was just recorded bad. When it hits the higher gains, it sounds distorted and fuzzy. I’m not looking for a perfect fix, but something that could just tone down the sound when it hits certain high levels. Any help would be great, thanks!

Scaling down the level will not remove the distortion.

Have you tried Effect > Clip Fix in Audacity?


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Overload/clipping is a certified way to kill a show. You can make the distortion quieter, but you can’t make it any less distorted. This bites Windows users sooner or later because most Windows laptops don’t have a Stereo Line-In connection. The Microphone-In connection that they do have overloads very easily and produces permanent distortion.